Pac Choi

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Pac Choi Recipes

I have kale and pac choi listed here as the greens for this recipe.  But, it will be wonderful with any type of greens that you have on hand: spinach, swiss chard, etc.  Use this recipe to branch out and get creative.

1 cup chicken broth or water
1/2 bunch radishes
½ bunch kale, ribs removed, leaves sliced thinly
1 head pac choi, washed and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons oil
2 eggs, beaten
2-4 garlic scapes, minced
2 cups cooked, cold rice
salt and pepper to taste
Lightly boil radishes and greens in broth separately, about 1-2 min each.  Drain.  Heat oil in large skillet (or wok) on medium-high.  Add eggs and scramble 1 min.  Remove.  Add radishes, greens, and garlic scapes and sauté 1-2 min, stirring.  Add rice and stir to mix and heat through.  Add eggs, salt, and pepper to taste.

2-3 heads pac choi, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 garlic scape, minced (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
1 tablespoon soy sauce

Heat oil in skillet to medium hot.  Add garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds, stirring.  Add pac choi and mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, stirring.  Add soy sauce and serve immediately.

1 bunch, pac choi, thinly sliced
½ bunch carrots, thinly sliced
½ bunch salad turnips, thinly sliced
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
½+ teaspoon salt or to taste

Toss above ingredients in a bowl.  Then, pour over the following dressing, whisked together:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 garlic scape, minced
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
¼ teaspoon red chili flakes

Toss slaw together, let marinate for 15 to 20 minutes, and serve!

1-2 TBSP cooking oil
1 bunch green onions, chopped
24 Oregon Giant snow peas (or substitute snap peas), chopped
1 TSP minced ginger root
2 heads pac choi
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 TSP red chili flakes

3 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1 TBSP soy sauce

Heat oil in a skillet.  Add onions and cook 2 minutes, stirring.  Add snow peas and ginger and cook another 2 minutes.  Add chopped stalks of pac choi and cook 2 minutes.  Then add pac choi leaves, garlic, chili flakes and stir-fry until leaves wilt down.  Remove from heat.  Pour over the dressing and serve hot.  Serves 2-4.

Availability: July-October

Storage tips: Refrigerate in a plastic bag. Pac Choi should last at least a week.

How to eat: Pac choi is a crunchy Asian green that’s great in stir-fries. It can also be added to a miso or other Asian flavored soup.  I also like its crunch raw in salad.  Preparation is similar to that of lettuce heads: peel off each individual leaf stalk, wash behind its "ears", and then chop as desired in your dish.  You can also use them whole if they're smaller, either roasted or braised.